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From the Cosmetics’ Perspective

A fascinating look at the criteria for identifying atopic dermatitis, with a review of the most cited research into this condition.

Hair Health Starts With the Scalp

Hair care scientists scratched their heads for some time before they could put their finger on the primary causes of dandruff. Now, with the flakes brushed away, they are seeing the scalp in a new light. Two Procter & Gamble scientists, James Schwartz, Ph.D., and Rolanda Wilkerson, Ph.D., both with the Head & Shoulders brand, explain how in this exclusive interview.

VIDEO: P&G on What's Changed in Hair Care

According to P&G scientist James Schwartz, Ph.D., if the surrounding scalp tissue is unhealthy, it’s affecting the quality of the hair fiber. This video explains.

Age Revelation: Why People Age Differently

Can we really look younger longer? New research is trying to answer that question.

The Unidentified Role of Sunscreen in Treating Hyperpigmentation Taking on a New Responsibility

What is sunscreen’s role in treating hyperpigmentation? We ran clinical trials using depigmenting agents and sunscreen to assess sunscreen’s treatment purpose. We then surveyed study design, objective, intervention, how investigators utilize sunscreen and measurements of efficacy to further the findings.

Darker Skin Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency

While individuals having darker colored skin are more protected against UV, a new study found they also are more prone to vitamin D deficiency.

Scientists Find Mitochondrial Complex II Declines with Age

A new study found the activity of mitochondrial complex II, which is a key metabolic enzyme found in human skin cells, declines as humans age, .

Endpoint. ‘Skin’teresting Developments

By 2021, skin care is expected to reach U.S. $154 billion. Futurists making this market prediction must have factored innovation into the equation. So, where will it come from?

Facial Fat as a Key Anti-aging Target

Facial morphology is associated with subcutaneous adipose tissue (sFAT), dermal elasticity and the dermal layer structure. Thus, a fibroblast/adipocyte co-culture was developed to examine the interactions between these entities. Once their mechanisms were identified, a tiencha, or sweet tea, extract was tested for its effects on adipocytes and potential to improve facial morphology.

Connecting the Dots Between Microbes

Obviously, microbes have been around forever; just ask Ötzi, the Copper Age Man. The point being: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. It appears the industry is taking this to heart—and skin.

Controlling MicroRNAs to Fight Skin Senescence

The present article reviews the roles of microRNA in skin senescence, then explores how an extract of Plantago lanceolata, obtained through plant cell culture technology, regulates the genetic expression of specific microRNAs. Signs of senescence relating to dermal quality, density and thickness, and the appearance of age spots were assessed.

Anti-aging Effects of Massage and Electricity

Recent research reported in Health Sciences shows skin moisture, facial fat and wrinkle depth improvements by classic facial massage, and increased oxygen uptake by electrical stimulation.

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